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Sunday, March 07, 2010

It's easy for me to talk the big game when the scale is speaking my language. Today, not so much. It read the same as last week. Ok, I am a little bummed, but keeping the big picture in mind this is what I am telling myself.

This is normal.
My body is adjusting.
My new healthy lifestyle will catch up with the scale over time.

Things I am proud of:

I am no longer in pain when walking when before I would cop out after a short distance, and/or be achy quickly.

I am standing straighter and walking with my head held high instead of being hunched and looking at the floor.

I am making good choices for myself - which include eating well, tracking my food, and exercising.

I kept my goals of working out 4 times this week and 2 bouts of strength training.

My legs are looking better.

Not giving up! This is how my body has always handled weight loss. I know this! It's going to be all right! I am going to continue. I am a winner.

When the going gets tough, the tough do not hide under the blankies.

I am tough!!!

Off to church! Have a beautiful day!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MUGGLE_MOM 3/8/2010 4:25PM

    How did I miss this?
Look at all you are accomplishing.
Take care of you and the scale will eventually follow.

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YESITSDEB 3/8/2010 9:30AM

    Loving the attitude! emoticon

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19CENT67 3/8/2010 8:32AM

    Not many are friends with the scale! As long as you are moving forward in some capacity, that's all that matters. Look where you were and where you are going! Focus and balance is what it is all about!


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TAMX13 3/7/2010 4:03PM

    Great Job!

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    Focus on the positives on days like these and make sure you focus on the baby steps and small goals. As you achieve each one you will be motivated to keep going. You can do it! emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 3/7/2010 1:02PM

    You are successful in many areas! You have the right attitude that is going to reward you in the long run! emoticon emoticon

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DONNAEDA 3/7/2010 11:46AM

    Don't let the scale determine your successes, how your clothes fit, how you feel are the real measures of success.

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DEEGEE2 3/7/2010 10:43AM

    emoticon oh the scale - don't worry about it! emoticon

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JESSBOND 3/7/2010 10:27AM

    You are doing great!
Looking at your other accomplishments when the scale is not being nice to you is exactly what you have to do to keep that motivation going!
I am sure all those changes make you feel better than the number on the scale!
Keep it up and you will get there!

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DJS-DEBBIE 3/7/2010 10:01AM

    You are doing great! Hang in there.

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KASS72 3/7/2010 9:59AM

    Your doing a great job and have come far. I had the same problem with the scale..but was proud I stayed the same with no gain. I started to get discouraged after sometime because that dang scale would not move and I felt it should..lol! I have put my scale away and instead measure every week. I am seeing results that way. I'm guessing it's because we are toning and yet with strengh training were putting on some muscle on. You have a great attitude, i'm proud of you!

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MY4BOYZ4 3/7/2010 9:53AM

    Staying the same..........mean NO GAIN!!! WooHOO!!!! Stop and think about where you would be right now if you were still living your old lifestyle, this week out be a gain for you, as would the next and the next until you had no more weeks left.

Your doing a AMAZING JOB!!!

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Woo hoo, It's Friday!

Friday, March 05, 2010

This is my Friday mantra! Fridays bring out my inner conga dancer (Friday, Friday, Friday!) I DO love my job, but I love Fridays a bit more. :)

Been to the gym - to do a bit of cardio and mostly strength training. Psyched, it is all under my belt. I should be getting dressed for work right now, so I will write more later.

I did take the liberty of eating my bfast at home insstead of quaker oats in the car. ha ha. :)

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PEGGO45 3/5/2010 12:42PM

    emoticonrace to the weekend is officially on.... emoticon

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DATARN 3/5/2010 10:45AM

    Fridays can't be beat!!! Go Saturday!!!!

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MEL_UNRAU 3/5/2010 9:35AM

    Happy Friday, emoticon!!!!

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YESITSDEB 3/5/2010 9:12AM

    Great way to start the weekend! Enjoy every minute. emoticon

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    I second this! I love Fridays!

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RIDLEYRIDER 3/5/2010 6:42AM

  I'm celebrating with you!! Woohoo! emoticon

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KEAUXALLA 3/5/2010 6:33AM

    I am dancing with you. No matter how much you love your job, Fridays are always wonderful!

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Taking Breaks

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Went for a walk - it cleared my head --- and gave me a much needed break from sitting at my desk. I'm happy I got my cardio in - but here is the really great part ---- I wanted to go for the walk. I had to postpone it for a couple of meetings, but I did get there.

I also stopped at a stationery store on the way back and bought a couple of pick-me-ups. I need to do this more often!! I love cards, and I enjoyed laughing at all of the silly messages in the store.

I love that I kept my promise to work out and I did it! WOO HOO!

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MUGGLE_MOM 3/4/2010 9:32PM

You totally Rock!
Great job keeping your promise to yourself!

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KOBER9999 3/4/2010 7:52PM

    Good for you!!


Keep it up!

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 3/4/2010 5:22PM

    Don't get me near Office Depot or a Hallmark store. I am like a guy in the tool department at Sears. I make noises and could spend the entire day in there. Now they even added a riding cart.

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FRANNIEDID 3/4/2010 4:09PM

    emoticon emoticon You are the girl!!!

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DATARN 3/4/2010 3:57PM

emoticon What a great blog!!

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YESITSDEB 3/4/2010 3:50PM

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It's Real

Thursday, March 04, 2010

I woke up with leg cramps at 4am, and decided I would putter around and stretch this a.m. instead of going to the gym. I'm committed to doing a walk later around campus and I may in venture into town.

Read some inspiring blogs this am (esp. 330poundwoman which you can also find under "popular blog posts" today. It made me realize that my journey is very real, and changes that I am experiencing in many facets of my life are coming because I am treating myself differently. I am making time to exercise because I am worth it. I am eating more healthfully because it makes me feel physically better. I am setting goals for myself (and meeting them) because I am always up for a challenge and in reaching them I get so happy my head could explode (that would be messy).

What great thing am I going to do for myself today? I am going to make sure I max out on fruits and veggies today. They also keep me fuller longer. I'm going to stop at the grocery store tonight to re-stock apples and grapes so I can keep my great streak going. I'm going to get my work done but not without having a time out to stop and smell the roses. :)

My body is changing and so am I. It's a good thing.

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JOKNOWS 3/4/2010 2:00PM

    emoticonHooray for you. Those are all the right steps toward becoming a healthier you. As you incorporate those ideas into your daily routine, they will become easier and easier to do. Also thank you again for the nice comment on my blog. And thanks for the compliment about my writing. You are emoticon

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YESITSDEB 3/4/2010 9:46AM

    I am so excited to see the postive impact this journey is having on you. You deserve it! Here's to another great day emoticon

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DONNAEDA 3/4/2010 8:51AM

    Congratulations on your healthy lifestyle. You are in a groove. It it wonderful, and I am so happy for you.

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MUGGLE_MOM 3/4/2010 6:47AM

    Great blog. What a wonderful thing to think about in the morning.

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PALEAN 3/4/2010 5:50AM

    What a great, positive blog to read early this AM. Positivity is contagious, and your motivation, your embrace of nurturing yourself is so impressive. May we all do that, and feel better, in all aspects, more!! I love your sentence...sometime I'm so happy I could explode!! What a wonderful feeling to be aware of and truly appreciate. Thanks for the positive start to today!

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TATTER3 3/4/2010 5:49AM

    Starting young, you will have a much better chance at avoiding all of the side effects of unhealthy choices in lifestyle. You can accomplish your goals. Take it step at a time and enjoy the journey!!! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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Back on the Bike

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Alarm goes off. Followed by snooze button. Alarm. Snooze. Alarm. Snooze. I'm tired. My head hurts. I don't want to get up. I could sleep 2 more hours before I "really" have to go to work. I roll up and out. I remember telling my husband this morning that I just "cannot go off track." I have my momentum back and I am using it and building on it.

I had a trainer who once told me that there will be plenty of days where you don't feel like working out. Do it anyway. This is where the tide has turned for me. I am seeing a deep value in consistency -- much more than just putting up great numbers or having a very sweaty workout. These are good things too, but one of the things I am focusing on is keeping consistent. So I got my buttocks out of bed and drove to the gym in the 5am hour. I rode the bike for 22 mins and then began my strength training. I'm on track with keeping my personal promises to myself this week, and on track with my program. I did triceps, chest press, shoulder press and row. This is a very good start for me. I gave myself extra credit for going when I didn't feel like moving around, and also for going out in the light rain/wet snow. It feels good when you keep your word to yourself. I am proud of myself for getting up and getting it done already.

I kind of cut it close for breakfast timing so as soon as I walked in the door at home, I put my oatmeal in the microwave. I ate a little turkey for protein and took my oatmeal to go in the car to drive to work. It was a bit of a novelty eating oatmeal at red lights while driving, but I have to say it is just another sign to me that I am really back on the road to success. I am doing things that work for me, and fitting them into my lifestyle. I can do this, and I am doing this.


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DATARN 3/3/2010 10:41AM

    YAY - you have inspired me!! You go girl!!

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YESITSDEB 3/3/2010 10:14AM

    emoticon You deserve TONS of credit for your choices today. I'm impressed! Might need to have a portable breakfast option on hand for the next time your running a little late emoticon

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MUGGLE_MOM 3/3/2010 10:03AM

    Totally Awesome!

Consistency is definitely key! You go girl! You're doing it!

Besides, if you eat oatmeal at red lights, it takes a lot longer and feels like you're eating more... Right?

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JESSBOND 3/3/2010 9:43AM

    That is great and takes lots of courage to wake up that early to exercise! emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 3/3/2010 9:25AM

    Fantastic! Consistency is definitely the key! emoticon

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DONNAEDA 3/3/2010 8:59AM

    You go girl!!!!!!!!!! In fact you just got me off the chair and into the gym. Bye

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